Vadell and Parra win the Total Tri Mallorca in Cala Millor

He Total Tri Majorca began with affectionate applause Mallorcan triathlete Joan Nadal, who suffered a serious accident in the Spanish Long Distance Triathlon Championship. Nadal, who holds the event record and has achieved six victories in Cala Millor, was well remembered by the participants who know one of the greats of the Balearic triathlon. Already within the competition, the crystalline waters of Cala Millor provided all the participants with a swimming sector with calm seas and a pleasant temperature. Almost everyone opted for the wetsuit except Carlos López, the fastest triathlete in the water because he started with more than 2 minutes of margin with the rest of the favourites.

López (ANB Solagüen La Bastida) led the bicycle sector for the first 20km until the physical discomfort he was having forced him to abandon a few kilometers later. Francesc Artigues, second until the moment of abandonment, led the competition and arrived first at T2 where he started the half marathon as the leader in search of a victory that resists him. Behind came Guillem Tomeu Vadell (Viva-Es Raiguer), who already knew what it was like to win in Cala Millor, in a comeback operation. After coming out of the water sixth and conservatively completing the 90km on the bike, he started third to run the decisive 21km. With 6 km to go, Guillem Tomeu Vadell overtook Francesc Artigues to seal the final victory in Cala Millor after 4 hours, 13 minutes and 35 seconds of effort. Second position for Francesc Artigues, just over 3 minutes away. Third came Carlos Soto (VAS Sports Club).

In the women’s category, Emma Parra (Global Training Triathlon Club) won the victory after beating Johanna Janik in the first kilometers of the half marathon. Parra, a regular at Cala Millor, stopped the clock with a time of 5 hours, 2 minutes and 24 seconds. The second classified was Johanna Janik after more than 13 minutes and third Liliana Calderón (Club Deportivo VAS).

The Total Tri Mallorca is one of the mythical triathlon races in Mallorca and is the oldest on the island in the Half distance. It has been organized by the Club Triatló Manacor since the first edition and is sponsored by the Consorci de Turisme de Son Servera i Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, the Consorci de Cala Millor, the Fundació Mallorca Turisme and the Tourism Strategy Agency of the Balearic Islands. In addition to the Half distance, the Olympic and Small modalities were also disputed. Borja Suárez-Puerta Fernández (RDS Triatló) and the Swiss Imogen Simmonds (Hep Sports Team) achieved victories in the Olympic distance after swimming 1.5km, cycling 40km and running a 10K. ANDn the Small category Antoni Barceló (Club S’Escapada) and Rosa Salas (Xtrem Calvià Team) were the fastest in Cala Millor over the shortest distance.

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